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Posted by Chmaber Day Committee on April 07, 2004 at 14:34:25:

And . . . they're off!!!!!!

Chamber Day/Eve is exactly four weeks from today (May 5) and the Chamber Challenge is already off to a good start, with a total of $6850 as of today. (In case you're wondering, last year at this timed we were at $7500.) However, we've got a long way to go, especially if we'd like to exceed last year's total of $18,825. But it's doable, especially if you pitch in to help.

As you hopefully know, a hyperbaric chamber is the only way to treat diving pressure injuries and our Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber stands as a needed emergency lifeline for divers on a 24/7/366 (don't forget that this is a Leap Year) basis. Unfortunately, the Chamber is not self-sustaining and relies partially on a grant from LA County (which covers about one-thrird of the yearly expenses) and must raise the rest of their own. That's where Chamber Day, and specifically the Chamber Challenge, come in.

The monies raised here represent unrestricted funds for running the Chamber and keeping it up-to-date with the latest technology. Your contributions will have a direct impact not only on diver safety, but also in gaining a better understanding of what happens to us when we go underwater and - more importantly - how we can be better treated when something goes wrong.

We suggest a $100 donation but we're always happy to take more. Many stores are giving $500 (Sport Chalet has made a $1000 donation) and many clubs are dipping into their treasuries to donate as well. But whatever you can afford is appreciated.

We'd like to take a moment to single out Kendall Raine and Sport Chalet for each donating $1000. And we'd also like to mention Karl Huggins, Reef Seekers Dive Co., Jim Krasne, Scuba Schools of America (Montclair), Scuba Haus, & Mom's the Word for each kicking in $500.

The complete list of names is posted below and we encourage you to add your name (and contribution) to the number of caring divers in SoCal who are willing to give a bit back to make sure that we all have the Chamber as a safety net. Give us a call at 31/652-4990 or do it through our website.

So . . . WHO'S NEXT???????

Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2004
(Updated as of April 7, 2004 @ 2:30PM)


Kendall Raine
Sport Chalet

Karl Huggins
Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Jim Krasne
Scuba Schools of America (Montclair)
Scuba Haus
Mom’s the Word

Tony Hanna
Frank O’Donnell
Joe Takahashi
Douglas Dive Club
Scott Cox
Gary Romanik
Sarasue Essenpries
Burbank Dive Club
Jeanne B. Sleeper
Marylou Quinn & JP Pylkannen
Dr. Robert Davidson
Ocean Adventures

Dr. Hal Frankl

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